Leak reveals Trump’s absurd plan to cover up insurrection

Demand Trump testify for January 6th committee!


Pfizer seeks US vaccine approval for children 5-11

Top Stories for October 8:

Trump indicates he will try to assert nonexistent executive privilege to prevent House investigators from getting damning info

An attorney for Trump sent letters to some of the subpoena targets, informing them of his plan to assert executive privilege… that he doesn’t have.

Take Action: Add your name to stop Trump’s schemes to end free and fair elections in America!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Republican lawmaker claimed that Trump didn’t lose. Enter Democrat Jamie Raskin

Rep. Raskin excoriated Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs and his fellow Republicans for following Trump off the ledge of “electoral lunacy.”

Kyrsten Sinema pulls DISGUSTING stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Unreal.

Trump goes full racist and declares many Haitian migrants “probably have AIDS”
The man is an absolute disgrace.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to cancel Trump’s deadly Line 3 oil pipeline!

Senate votes to raise debt limit after 11 Republicans join Democrats to break filibuster
The procedural move to break the GOP filibuster, which required 60 votes, was the first hurdle cleared, with a final count of 61-38.

Take Action: Tell Senate Democrats: End the filibuster

Jan. 6 commission subpoenas MAGA activist who publicly said three GOP reps helped him plan rally

Ali Alexander, the Stop the Steal organizer who claimed three sitting US congressmen helped plan the rally that came before the insurrection, has been subpoenaed by the January 6th Select Committee. Oops.

Take Action: Add your name to support Cori Bush’s bill to STOP THE EVICTION CRISIS!

Facebook whistleblower to talk to January 6 committee
Zuck’s very bad week isn’t getting any better.

Take Action: Tell Facebook to end its algorithm that spreads disinformation NOW!

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthrone, and Lauren Boebert’s extremism costing them support from their voters

United Rural Democrats: New extremists in Congress are taking their districts for granted while delivering nothing for them. United Rural Democrats are organizing on the ground to shock Republicans by winning back Middle America. But they need your help!

QAnon circles are spreading a conspiracy theory about photos of Biden’s White House staging area, claiming it’s proof that he’s a fake president
Makes perfect sense if you don’t think about it.

Take Action: Call on Democrats to abolish the idiotic debt ceiling!

Arizona Republicans testified before Congress that Biden won “free, fair, and accurate elections” in Maricopa County
Who knew? (Spoiler: everyone with a brain.)

Trump repeatedly tried to force the DOJ to “just say the election was corrupt” and “leave the rest” to him in extraordinary pressure campaign, new testimony reveals
If it looks like a failed coup, and sounds like a failed coup, then it most certainly is a failed coup.

19 US states seek to block Trump loyalist’s postal service cutbacks
Nearly two dozen state attorneys generals are moving to block US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year strategic plan to close some local post offices, slow some mail deliveries, and cut some retail hours.



Yes. Seriously.


Today’s Action: Freedom to Vote Act? Not with the filibuster in place.

Senate Republicans have increasingly weaponized the filibuster, successfully using it this past session to block critical legislation from passage. Nothing has been off-limits — climate measures, educational investments, and voting protections have all been pushed aside by GOP senators hellbent on blocking President Biden’s agenda. But Mitch McConnell and 10 other Senate Republicans have recently wavered from their position and broke the filibuster to let Democrats raise the debt ceiling, which gives us a critical opening to further weaken their filibuster defense. Next up? The election reform we’ve been demanding for months.

The Freedom to Vote Act would protect against partisan gerrymandering, expand early voting, and help rein in big money politics, but there’s no way it (or anything else) can pass with the current filibuster rules in place.

Call (202.224.3121) or write your senators and demand an end to the filibuster and the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act! 

This bill builds on the For the People Act to deliver critical voting measures and redistricting provisions that are absolutely necessary for our future elections. All across the nation, conservative state legislatures are passing anti-voter laws that would greatly affect their most marginalized constituents’ right to vote.

The filibuster has been historically used to uphold racist Jim Crow laws, so it’s hardly a surprise that it’s still being used for suppression now. It’s an outdated tactic that needs to be eliminated as quickly as possible, before any further badly needed legislation is thwarted.

Call (202.224.3121) or write your senators to tell them to eliminate the filibuster and advance the Freedom to Vote act!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on cities to pass laws proven to mitigate gun violence, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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